Monday, October 12, 2009

Robert Frank

New York Times slideshow of Sadness seems to trickle through the 83 photographs in his classic 1959 book, "The Americans," Robert Frank's disturbed and mournful song-of-the-road portrait of a new homeland. National Gallery of Art, introduction to The Americans. The Robert Frank Coloring Book.

1 comment:

Bill Stankus said...

The mid 1950s through the late 1960s was arguably a high water mark for American "street" photographers. (All in glorious black and white.) They got much of their influence from the ground breaking 1930's FSA photographers.

Frank, along with Eugene Smith, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and others found the eddies and iconic images of a time and place we now look back at and seek some understanding of who we are.